Tied to the mast
…but orange now and black

Whoa shit of the day…

While we’re scoffing at regime contentions of the protests in Iran being induced by covert Western action, the Guardian has released a record of a confidential meeting between W and Tony Blair on the topic of selling Iraq:

The memo, written on 31 January 2003, almost two months before the invasion and seen by the Observer, confirms that as the two men became increasingly aware UN inspectors would fail to find weapons of mass destruction (WMD) they had to contemplate alternative scenarios that might trigger a second resolution legitimising military action.

Bush told Blair the US had drawn up a provocative plan “to fly U2 reconnaissance aircraft painted in UN colours over Iraq with fighter cover”. Bush said that if Saddam fired at the planes this would put the Iraqi leader in breach of UN resolutions.

God knows the regime is going to seize on this.

It’s not quite this…

… but it comes close enough.

Via Digg

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